June 17, 2024
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Senate Armed Services Committee Advances 2025 Defense Policy Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its version of the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act on June 14. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. The legislation, which has not yet been released in its entirety, includes compromise language on a long-running dispute over the transfer of space units from

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Challenges for India's emerging commercial launch industry

Agnikul launched a small suborbital rocket on May 30 to test technologies for a future orbital launcher. (credit: Agnikul) by Jatan Mehta Monday, June 10, 2024 After persevering through four failed launch attempts over a month, Chennai-based space startup Agnikul launched its first rocket demonstration mission called “Suborbital Tech Demonstrator” (SOrTeD) on May 30. However,

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Fish could turn regolith into fertile soil on Mars

What a wonderful, possibly simple solution. Here's the problem, we travel to Mars but how do we feed ourselves? Of course we can bring a lot of food, but for the return trip it is a lot. If we plan to colonize the red planet we need even more. We have to grow or somehow

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When to see the Full Moon and its phases

A composite image showing the Full Moons in 2020 and 2021 by month. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee. The Full Moon phenomenon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures that the entire side of the Moon facing us shines in the sunlight. Thanks to the Moon's orbit

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NASA and Boeing set new undocking and landing date for Starliner spacecraft – Spaceflight Now

This view from a window in the dome overlooks a portion of International Space and shows the partially obscured Boeing Starliner spacecraft docked in the forward port of the Harmony module. Image: NASA NASA and Boeing teams delayed the planned undocking and landing date of the Starliner spacecraft from the International Space Station by four

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Sulfur makes a surprise appearance in this exoplanet's atmosphere

With our current level of knowledge, many exoplanet finds take us by surprise. The only atmospheric chemistry we can see clearly is that of Earth, and we still have many unanswered questions about how our planet and its atmosphere developed. With Earth as our main reference point, many things about exoplanet atmospheres seem baffling by

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When to see the Full Moon and its phases

A composite image showing the Full Moons in 2020 and 2021 by month. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee. The Full Moon phenomenon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures that the entire side of the Moon facing us shines in the sunlight. Thanks to the Moon's orbit

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SpaceX to launch 22 Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 flight from Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now

A Falcon 9 is ready for a Starlink mission at Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral. File photo: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now. SpaceX is preparing for the launch of the Falcon 9 as central and southern Florida are hit by rounds of thunderstorms and heavy tropical downpours that are expected to last for several days. The mission

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Yahsat orders LEO satellites from Airbus

TAMPA, Fla. — Yahsat has ordered a pair of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites from Airbus amid a $1.1 billion program for its next two broadband geostationary spacecraft, the Emirati operator announced June 10. The companies said the LEO satellites would be based on Arrow, a satellite platform derived from the 150-kilogram spacecraft that Airbus

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As CFT Starliner mission counts down, SpaceX continues booster and fairing reuse cadence

B1067 becomes the fourth Falcon 9 booster to achieve its 20th launch Tuesday night. Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX's second mission in June and its shortest changeover between flights of payload fairing halves was successfully completed Tuesday night, when one of its most experienced Falcon 9 boosters roared uphill loaded with communications satellites. additional Starlink Internet

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